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McClellan, Najarian take over E! News, E! Online

E! Entertainment Television president Suzanne Kolb is handing the oversight of E! News and E! Online to execs Cyndi McClellan and John Najarian.
August 11, 2011

E! Entertainment Television president Suzanne Kolb is handing the oversight of E! News and E! Online to execs Cyndi McClellan and John Najarian.

McClellan, previously president, network strategy, will now also be responsible for E! News in her expanded role, which includes news information programming such as True Hollywood Story, as well as strategic planning, research, acquisitions and scheduling.

Previously, she served as EVP, research and program strategy, Comcast Entertainment Group. She has been with E! since 2002.

Najarian, EVP and GM of digital and business development, is adding strategy and oversight of E! Online to his ongoing management of E!’s mobile, broadband and VOD businesses, as well as business development. Najarian has been with E! since 2001.

McClellan and Najarian both report to Kolb, who previously had direct oversight of E! News and E! Online in her former role as president, marketing, news and online for E! and The Style Network.

The promotions will see Bruce Perlmutter continuing in his role as SVP, news and online, E! and reporting to McClellan and Najarian.

“Cyndi possesses a deep understanding of the E! brand and our viewers and has a masterful approach in taking that knowledge to constantly evolve for future growth. John has been the key force in shaping our highly successful digital businesses and in keeping E! at the forefront of new initiatives,” said Kolb.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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